Man tells Dorchester deputies he was shot as he entered friend's home
A 20-year-old man told deputies that he was shot Sunday night as he entered a Summerville-area home to visit a friend, according to an incident report.
Travis Jamal Fults suffered gunshot wounds to the torso, a cut to the head and puncture wounds to the chest around 7:50 p.m. at 110 Wyatt Lane, a mobile home in the Wood Oak community just southeast of Miles Jamison and Gahagan roads.
Fults took shelter inside a home on the nearby Linda Lane, where residents called 911. Deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office found Fults lying on a couch and bleeding.
Nobody has been arrested, Zaquann Hampton, 18, of Boonehill Road and 17-year-old Rashawn Brown, a resident of the home where the shooting occurred, are wanted on charges of attempted murder. A third suspect remains unidentified.
Lt. Tony Phinney of Dorchester County Sheriff's Office said Fults likely had been involved in a scuffle with the men and that his injuries were not life-threatening. He was released after treatment at Medical University Hospital.
As he waited for paramedics to arrive, Fults told the authorities that he was shot at a friend's home.
As soon as he walked into the Wyatt Lane home, Fults said, three people inside started shooting at him with handguns.
After the shooting, Fults ran away and knocked on several doors in the community, trying to find safe haven. One of the residents reported him saying, “Those boys are trying to shoot me,” according to the report.
Bags were placed on Fults' hands to preserve possible evidence, deputies reported.
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Earlier versions of this story had a headline that incorrectly described the victim's injuries. The Post and Courier regrets the error.